|Benjamin Harshav 18March 2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)|
Benjamin Harshav, professor emeritus at Yale University, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 18, 2013 in North Haven, CT. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Benjamin Harshav Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, North Haven, CT, March 18, 2013...
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|Eugene Orenstein 26August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Eugene Orenstein, Associate Professor Yiddish and Modern Jewish History at McGill University in Montreal, was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKanada on August 26, 2011. Eugene Orenstein begins his interview with an extremely detailed account of his parents’ life in Poland. The third son of Jewish immigrants, Eugene’s memory has captured many of the stories his parents told him growing up. Eugene carefully details the stories behind both his mother and father’s life, how they were sweeth...
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